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: 40% say "Digital What?" in recent poll.
: Oddboy 12 June, 2003, 04:45:28 PM
In the recent poll Future Shop: Digital Archives (https://secure.2000adonline.com/secure/index.php?PageRequired=shop&Level=2&Category=BOOKS&SubCategory=DIGITAL" target="_blank)

: Re: 40% say
: James 12 June, 2003, 05:13:40 PM
You've changed your icon again.
: Re: 40% say
: zep 12 June, 2003, 10:12:42 PM
are they worth that?
: Re: 40% say
: Tu-plang 13 June, 2003, 12:41:29 AM
?25???

Thats $62.72 AUD!!

The fact that 40% of the voters are users of this site and don't know what the Digital Archives are says something about Rebellion's promotion of the item.  EVERYBODY should know what they are.  Tharg should have plugged them more than once at least.  Has he EVER metioned them?
: Re: 40% say
: Demon Chicken 13 June, 2003, 12:45:13 AM
Has anyone ever posted some sort of review of them?  I am tempted to buy them, but not if the quality isn't any good?
: Re: 40% say
: opaque 13 June, 2003, 01:13:40 AM
Telephone book sized Akira books are always being mentioned and I think the Digital Archive is one area I would agree with that idea.
The Digital Archives sound nice but really at the bottom of my list of must-haves atm.
: Re: 40% say
: zep 13 June, 2003, 01:26:23 AM
akira rocks
: Re: 40% say
: John Caliber 13 June, 2003, 01:47:59 AM
The DA are too expensive for what are only reprints and don't have an attractive novelty of colour inserts replicating the covers and centrespreads. As digital copying [print to order] is touted to be reasonably inexpensive, I don't understand why these cost so much.

Why not just print them on nice, pristine white paper stock - something slightly better than newsprint - and publish in softcover? Have twenty progs per book instead of 10.

Look how long the old 1970s progs have lasted; with care, they'll be around in another twenty years, and at the moment I'd rather have them in 2023 than overpriced digital archives.

- John
: Re: 40% say
: Oddboy 13 June, 2003, 04:02:44 PM
Tu-Plang - they were heavily publicised on this site when they first came out, but they had huge problems with the printers & many people were waiting a long time for their orders, eventually only the first 2 books came out (there were three volumes originally available) & Tharg went a bit quiet over the whole thing!

They're a very good way of getting back issues if you're not too fussed about owning the originals (although, yes-having colour in the colour pages would have been much better).

Either way I'd like to see this series succeed.
: Re: 40% say
: Tu-plang 14 June, 2003, 12:15:27 AM
Ah.  Printer problems, I remember now.

Doesn't excuse 25 quid though.
: Re: 40% say
: James 14 June, 2003, 12:18:23 AM
You've changed your icon again.

Again.

(Or was I seeing things first time)?
: Re: 40% say
: Valhalla 15 June, 2003, 11:39:15 PM
I think the digital archives should bloody well be digital.

You should be able to get it on CDrom with scans of the prog.

still couldn't justify 25 pounds unless they used the disc to its full potential and whacked loads of progs on each disc.

Val.

: Re: 40% say
: Tu-plang 16 June, 2003, 05:59:18 PM
"You've changed your icon again."

Unless I'm very much mistaken this is the only icon I've ever had.
: Re: 40% say
: IndigoPrime 16 June, 2003, 06:18:18 PM
I'd also have liked a digital run, rather than buying a load of books, seeing as I simply don't have room for the latter. Oh well...
: Re: 40% say
: Pyroxian 16 June, 2003, 06:40:35 PM
Well - I'd _like_ to have old progs in a GN format - easier to store on the shelves etc...

But ?25 - that's ?2.50 a prog?? And no colour? (And no space spinner / bionic transfers too I'd wager...)

   Steve
: Re: 40% say
: James 16 June, 2003, 10:39:28 PM
Not you Tu-plang, Oddboy. And he's done it again.
I think he's deliberately trying to freak us out.

Either that or I AM going mad.
: Re: 40% say
: Oddboy 17 June, 2003, 02:52:29 PM
Heh heh heh!